Belarus: Tikhanovskaya calls for more anti-Lukashenko protests

Belarusian opposition politician Svetlana Tikhanovskaya has called for more mass protests against President Alexander Lukashenko’s 26-year rule while also announcing she would not run for presidency if fresh elections are held.

Tikhanovskaya, who became Lukashenko’s rival in the August 9 election in which he was declared the victor, fled to neighbouring Lithuania after the polls.

She emerged from obscurity to take her husband Siarhei Tsikhanouski’s place in the election campaign after he was jailed in May.

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